A very difficult decision has been made...
Act of kindness massage studio is closing indefinitely.
I am focusing on my family and my farm. No scandal, nothing dramatic or traumatic to report, simply said: I am taking care of my homefront.
If you know anything about me, everything I do, I do it with passion and great intention. Surely most everyone knows what it’s like to have too much on your plate. While I tend to thrive by staying busy, it does not lend well to any aspect of my life if I am spread too thin. Focus must be on quality over quantity. Too many significant life events have shaped that belief for me to not practice it.
No, we cannot look back in time, I wonder had I known I would buy a farm in the summer of 2019, would I have started massage therapy school late in the summer of 2018? While that remains an unknown, I am, however, finding myself with two very full time - part time jobs.
I was never in massage therapy for the money. My goal was always to improve the quality of life of others. I wanted something meaningful and purposeful in my life that I could have a flexible schedule to be available to my kids. I wanted something that would provide a professional service to others of great benefit. I’ve enjoyed my work! Then with Covid and the idea of what is essential, the business hasn’t really bounced back. This is a contributing factor.
I have some amazing friends who have become clients and amazing clients who have become friends. Not an ounce of regret.
I had recently decided to take the last two weeks of August off to try and get my house back together after another basement flooding. With a court case pending and evolving against the previous owner, in addition to all the cleaning and repairs etc., it’s been a bit exhausting. What I realized during this time off is how much more I need to be home. My farm is growing exponentially! I am so thankful for that. With that though, comes the realization of what I need to tend to. Having my two daughters at home has also given me more defining realizations of where time and energy is best spent.
I think I have always seen life in seasons. Somewhat biblical-based, but also the seasons throughout the year. Fall is approaching and with that, harvest. Repairs and preparations are also in order and necessary for winter. Experiencing a major power outage for days last week was also a bit of an eye-opener on things I need to do before winter comes. I’ve been in my home just barely over a year and with the events of the past three months or so, it has shown me areas I need to give attention.
I have given 6+ weeks of notice to the salon. My last day will be September 26. Please please if you have a gift certificate allow me to provide the service! If you know of somebody who has a gift certificate please let them know this information. Gift certificates given out last Christmas really should be used by now. I know there have been some gift certificates purchased over the last couple months, I’ve reached out to most of you.
I can’t begin to thank everybody who has supported me. My cohort and instructors at the Institute of therapeutic massage and my practice clients who became long-term clients. People who have come and gone maybe only one time. People who have come and continue to make another appointment. This surely isn’t goodbye because I have six more weeks of work to do, but it’s the beginning of preparation for my next season. I appreciate tremendously any prayers of course, all the encouragement I could possibly use, but especially patience as we work through these next few weeks.
Dates available in September:
8, 9 - booked.
12 - booked
14, 15, 18 - booked
21, 22, 23 - booked
26 - booked
29 - several available
30 - several available including 4:00
THANK YOU!! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻